Shhh! Peter Eastgate Wins the 2008 World Series of Poker, Youngest Ever

ESPN Will Air Tomorrow Semi-Live So Don’t Tell Anyone

by , Nov 11, 2008 | 2:49 am

A champion is in our midst, and he is the youngest WSOP main event champion ever. Congratulations, Peter Eastgate from Odense, Denmark!

Both players got in cheap to see the flop of 2d-Ks-3h. It was Eastgate who bet out, and Demidov check-called. The 4c hit on the turn, which prompted another check from Demidov. Eastgate bet again, and Demidov then raised to 6 million. Eastgate called, and when the 7s came on the turn, Demidov pushed all-in. Eastgate called instantly with Ad-5s for the wheel. Demidov’s 4h-2h wasn’t good enough, and he was out in second place with $5,809,595 in prize money.

Peter Eastgate became the 2008 WSOP main event champion at only 22-years old, breaking Phil Hellmuth’s record to become the youngest champion ever. He was subsequently awarded the WSOP bracelet and the $9,152,416 that accompanied it.

But hey, let’s keep this on the down-low, huh? Since this is semi-live and will be aired on ESPN in less than 24 hours, keep this to yourselves until it the TV broadcasts the news. Thanks!

3 Comments to “Shhh! Peter Eastgate Wins the 2008 World Series of Poker, Youngest Ever”

  1. DanM

    Jen, I think you scooped me on the big news. πŸ™‚

  2. California Jen

    Barely a scoop. But I did steal your “Shhh” line. But what’s a little sharing among co-bloggers? πŸ˜‰

  3. Kevin Mathers

    I won’t tell anyone, but you may want to pass on ESPN this morning (the ticker shows the winter, and SportsCenter did a very brief piece on the winner. However, the plan is that the afternoon/evening Sportscenters won’t mention it, and it won’t appear on their ticker.